Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour from Bratislava

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Visit off-the-beaten-track places without tourist souvenirs, but with a special medieval atmosphere instead. This tour covers the best selection of castle ruins that you can see on a one-day trip from Bratislava.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English
A great tour if you have a spare half day to get some exercise and explore the past. A small and personal tour, with knowledgeable friendly guide. We thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to explore the Slovakian countryside and see ruins in their 'natural' state.
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Reviewed by Wendy

Highlights

  • Explore the ruins of the Pajštún and Plavecký castles
  • Walk through picturesque Carpathian forests
  • Relax with a drink at an authentic local pub

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Description

Slovakia is a country with an unexpectedly high density of castles and castle ruins, hundreds of which are hidden in Carpathian forests. They were built to protect against Tatar invasions in 13th century, serving for the next 500 years.

During this 5-hour tour, you’ll explore two castle ruins:

1. Pajštún Castle stands proudly above the Little Carpathians and offers splendid views. It was destroyed by Napoleon.

2. Plavecký Castle served as a fortress from 1256–1703. It offers views to the forested Záhorská lowland.

A one-hour hike is included at both locations. Picturesque surroundings and a drink at a local pub are included, too!

There is an option to do an enlongered tour to 4 castles - on demand.

What’s included & not included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport by car/minivan
  • Drink + snack at a local pub

Meeting point

Namestie SNP 30 or at your accommodation

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

Great way to see the past!
A great tour if you have a spare half day to get some exercise and explore the past. A small and personal tour, with knowledgeable friendly guide. We thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to explore the Slovakian countryside and see ruins in their 'natural' state.
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Carpathian castles
We enjoyed the short castle trip with Peter. Despite heavy rains, we got to see and experience a whole different side of tourism. Peter was great - he knew tons, and it was great to ask random questions about the people, country and history, and get real answers. The castles were great, we had them all to ourselves. Far better experience than the endlessly similar museums, churches and castles you normally experience on an Eastern Europe journey. Would love to have done more with authentic Slovakia tours!
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Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour - best day out in Slovakia!
We really wanted to do something to see a bit more of Slovakia and this tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide for the day was Peter who was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. Peter picked us up from the apartments and even on the way to the castles he pointed out numerous sites of interest and gave us tips for where else to to to take in the real Bratislava. The castles and scenery were really beautiful despite it being a foggy day, and Peter even treated us to a drink and some traditional Slovak snacks at a local pub. This was our favourite day of our whole time in Slovakia and was made so by how friendly, knowledgeable and helpful Peter was so we would like to say a big thank you (Ďakujem!) to Peter and Authentic Slovakia, we would definitely do some of the other tours if we went back.
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Tour operated by: Authentic Slovakia